Earlier last week word hit that Apple has acquired Israeli startup, Cue. Previously known as Greplin, Cue is a personal assistant mobile app that aggregates all your social media information into one platform and enables you to search through it. The price tag on the deal hasn’t been announced but it’s estimated to be between $50M to $60M. To read more about the acquisition and the wiz-kid behind the company, click here.
There’s been a lot of talk about the smart home. And now, Israel technology is turning its attention to creating smart cities. Beyond the smart water meter, Israeli companies are addressing a lack of natural resources with big data solutions. To read more about the startup nation’s plans to become a green-energy nation, click here.
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One-on-One with Randi Zuckerberg
Randi Zuckerberg (yes, the Facebook Zuckerberg’s sister) is on an intensive 6 day trip to the Holy Land, along with other senior Jewish executives from Silicon Valley. The trip is designed to introduce the group to the historical and religious aspects of Israel and to some of the most exciting startups and technology the Startup Nation has to offer. Randi talks about her philanthropy through Israel’s high-tech community and her new book, Dot Complicated, here.
Technion awarded $130M grant from chinese billionaire
Hong Kong magnate Li Ka-shing has donated $130M to Israel’s leading engineering university, the Technion, to help establish a joint academic venture with a university in China. To read more click here.
Top 10 Israeli social media apps
New social media apps are popping up every day. From adding Facebook followers to your business to turning your party guests into photographers, Israeli social media apps cover a wide variety of apps. To view Israel21c’s top 10 list, click here.